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THE MAN WHO WATCHED THE TRAINS GO BY


Title of the Film THE MAN WHO WATCHED THE TRAINS GO BY
Alternative Titles THE PARIS EXPRESS
English Titles  
Year of Release 1952
Country of Origin UK, US
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 82
Length (in meters)  
Colour colour
Genre Crime, drama
Based on/Source Novel by Georges Simenon
Production Companies Josef Shaftel Productions Inc., Raymond Stross Productions
Producer(s) David Berman, Josef Shaftel, Raymond Stross
Director Harold French
Cast Claude Rains, Marius Goring, Marta Toren, Lucie Mannheim, Herbert Lom, Eric Pohlmann, Ferdy Mayne
Literature Norman Moss: Paris watches the stars go by. Picturegoer, 28 June 1952
Kinematograph Weekly, 11 December 1952
Jewish Chronicle, 26 December 1952
Times, 29 December 1952
Variety, 31 December 1952
Picturegoer, 3 January 1953
Punch, 7 January 1953
Margaret Hinxman: Watching the thrills go by. Picturegoer, 24 January 1953
Monthly Film Bulletin, January 1953
Special notes Director of photography: Otto Heller
"Herbert Lom is very well in character as the absconding employer." (Lionel Collier, Picturegoer)




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